It’s June, and it’s Jublee weekend here in the UK! That means that it is also CHALLENGE REVIEW TIME! Let’s go allocate those Pins (if you’re lost, check this page here) and announce the next month’s challenge. Let’s get started…

The May challenge was Self Portrait. I asked you to submit an image that includes you. You didn’t need to show your face but you must be a core feature of the photograph and you must have set up and taken the image yourself. You could include animals, architecture, props or any other elements.

The video for this months review is here:

As usual, there is no way we can include everyone’s individual critiques in the video. I usually say anyone with an image in the shortlist should be very proud, but genuinely this month was really challenging for people to be in the photo and know that it would be seen on YouTube too, so for EVERYONE, you should ALL be amazingly proud!

That being said, there can only be one winner. Therefore, the winners of the pins this month are:

(If you don’t know what Pins are, please check out the section on pins here.)

But what is the June challenge? This month’s challenge topic is:

The “Warmth” Challenge.

From super hard to everyone’s favourite. It’s time again to go for Warmth! I want to see photographs that exude warmth – it doesn’t need to be golden hour, warmth can mean many things to many people, from hot coco and safety to volcanos and drought. Legit. The subject can be anything at all and the rules are below:

How to enter:

  • Stricly ONE entry per person.
  • Shoot or select an image shot within the last 12 months.
  • Post your piece to Instagram and tag @thattogspot in the image.
  • In the description/caption, use the hashtag #ThatTogSpotChallenge
  • NEW: In the description/caption, include somewhere the words “WARMTH”
  • (optional) Share the post to your story (bonus points for adding a before and after) and tag @thattogspot and #ThatTogSpotChallenge in the story
  • Entries close at midnight (UK time) on the last day of June


The image will be judged on all the normal things (focus, composition, clipped highlights or shadows, focus, exposure, editing quality (not quantity!), and white balance) in line with Print comps

As always, no purchased/downloaded assets are allowed – these include overlays, composite elements and brushes. Entries should not be submitted of images taken on trainings and workshops.

The judging will take place at the start of July and the judge’s decision is final.  

Good luck!